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Hot Weather Resource Kit for Service Providers

<p>Vous trouverez ci-jointe la Trousse d’information sur le temps chaud de la Ville d’Ottawa. Les renseignements qu’elle contient vous aideront, à titre d’intervenant auprès des personnes à risque, à promouvoir la santé et la sécurité durant les chaleurs accablantes de l’été.

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Surviving Summer power outages during heat waves

During heat waves, thunderstorms or a high demand for electricity may result in power outages in your home – affecting your access to air conditioning or electrical fans. Extreme heat is hard on our bodies, which are not acclimatized to hot conditions. Exposure to extreme heat can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke,

Take the following measures to both prepare for and cope with extreme heat during a summer power outage.

Preparing for Summer Power Outages

  • Weather-strip doors and windows to keep cool air inside.
  • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings or shutters. Outdoor awnings and shutters can reduce heat that enters a home by up to 80 percent.
  • Have on hand materials to make temporary window reflectors. Aluminium foil covered cardboard works well to reflect the heat back outside.
  • Keep storm windows up all year.
  • Have a heat emergency kit available that includes food, water and a battery operated radio and flashlight. Be sure to include food that will not spoil and does not require heating.
  • Think about people who may need help in a heat wave. Make sure they are prepared and able to cope.

Coping with extreme heat at home during a power outage

Keep your home cool

  • Close all blinds and drapes on the sunny side of your home, but keep windows slightly open.
  • Install temporary window reflectors between windows and drapes, such as aluminium foil covered cardboard. This will help reflect heat back outside.

Keep yourself cool

  • Stay out of the sun and spend time on the lowest floor of your home where it is cooler. Spend at least two hours a day in a cool environment to cool your body during extreme heat.
  • Drink plenty of fluids especially water. Avoid alcohol and caffeine. Eat small light meals.
  • Take frequent cool showers or baths.
  • If you cannot shower or bath easily, sponge often with cool wet towels. Focus on cooling the back of the neck, under the arms and groin area. Soak feet and hands in a basin of cool water.
  • Dress in light and loose fitting clothing.
  • Avoid unnecessary strenuous work or activity outside, especially between 10 and 4 p.m. If work must be done, take frequent water breaks in the shade.
  • Talk with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are taking medications or if you are feeling unwell. Some medications make it harder for your body to control its temperature. Make sure to consult with your doctor if you are on a restricted fluid intake.
  • Listen to the radio or call 3-1-1 for directives about cooling stations and emergency reception centres.

Stay connected and help others

  • Keep in daily contact with friends and family to let them know how you are feeling. Ask for help if the hot weather is making you feel uncomfortable.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbours who may need help coping with the heat, especially those who live alone. People with physical and mental disabilities will need assistance keeping cool.
  • Never leave people or pets in a parked car, even with the windows open. The temperature will rise dangerously in only a few minutes.

What to do in a heat wave

Protect yourself

  • Avoid outings and activities during the warmest hours (generally from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • If you need to go out, stay in the shade (maybe bring an umbrella), wear light and loose clothing (cotton), sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Also bring lots of water.
  • Shut blinds and curtains of south exposed windows.
  • Keep windows shut as long as the outside temperature is hotter than the inside. Open the windows at night to encourage airflow.

Keep Yourself Cool

  • Stay inside the coolest rooms in your home.
  • If you do not have an air conditioner where you live, go to the nearest air-conditioned place for at least two hours daily.
  • Take cool showers or baths throughout the day or cool your body with a cold washcloth.

Talk With Your Doctor, Nurse or Pharmacist

  • Especially if you are taking medications or if you are feeling unwell.
  • Make sure to consult with your doctor if you are on a Restricted Fluid Intake. He/She will need to adjust this amount during hot weather days.

Drink Lots of Fluids

  • Drink a minimum equivalent of eight to 12 glasses/day of fluid.
  • Fluids include: water, fruit juices, ice cream, Popsicles, sport's drinks, cold soup/broth, fruits and vegetables high in water content (e.g. melon, strawberries, peaches).
  • Avoid or minimize alcohol.
  • Avoid or minimize caffeinated drinks (e.g. coffee, tea, some carbonated drinks).
  • Eat smaller meals.

Stay Connected

  • Ask for help from a family member, friend, or neighbour if the hot weather is making you feel uncomfortable.
  • It's a good idea to keep in daily contact with your friends and family to let them know how you are feeling.
  • Stay connected with other people who have a more difficult time coping with hot weather in your community and help them KEEP COOL.

Need more info? Call Ottawa Public Health Information at 613-580-6744

Coup de chaleur

Le coup de chaleur peut être extrêmement grave et entraîner la mort. Les travailleurs paramédicaux de la Ville d'Ottawa souhaitent vous rappeler qu'il faut solliciter des soins médicaux si vous, ou un de vos proches, souffrez d'un coup de chaleur. En cas de coup de chaleur, le corps ne parvient plus à se refroidir, notamment grâce à la transpiration. La température interne (centrale) du corps devient trop élevée. Les enfants, les personnes âgées, les personnes qui travaillent à l'extérieur et les amateurs de sport sont les plus susceptibles d'attraper un coup de chaleur.

Causes :

  • L'inaptitude du corps à se refroidir après une exposition prolongée à une chaleur intense

Mesures préventives :

  • Éviter d'avoir trop chaud - faire des pauses fréquentes en cas de travail ou de divertissements à l'extérieur lors de chaleur intense
  • Porter des vêtements et un chapeau de couleurs claires - ils réfléchissent la chaleur du soleil
  • Éviter le travail ardu ou les activités sportives lorsque la lumière du soleil est intense, de 10 h à 15 h
  • Boire beaucoup de liquides pendant la journée comme de l'eau, du jus ou des boissons pour sportifs (Gatorade™)
  • Ne pas boire de boissons à la caféine ou alcoolisées - elles accélèrent les effets du coup de chaleur

Symptômes :

  • Mal de tête
  • Étourdissements
  • Désorientation, agitation ou confusion
  • Atonie ou fatigue
  • Crise cérébrale
  • Peau sèche et chaude
  • Température interne (centrale) du corps accrue
  • Perte de conscience
  • Battements cardiaques rapides
  • Hallucinations

Traitement :

  • Appeler le 9-1-1 immédiatement - un coup de chaleur peut être mortel
  • Placer la personne dans un endroit frais et sec
  • Appliquer régulièrement de l'eau froide sur la peau
  • Éventer la peau mouillée
  • Appliquer de la glace sur la tête, la nuque, les aisselles et l'aine

Épuisement par la chaleur

L'épuisement par la chaleur n'est pas mortel et est provoqué par une perte excessive d'eau et de sels de l'organisme à la suite d'une exposition prolongée à une chaleur extrême. Les travailleurs paramédicaux de la Ville d'Ottawa souhaitent vous rappeler qu'une exposition continue à la chaleur peut mener à un coup de chaleur, lequel peut être mortel. Les enfants en bas âge et les personnes âgées sont les plus susceptibles d'être victimes d'un épuisement par la chaleur.

Causes :

  • Exposition prolongée à une chaleur intense
  • Perte d'eau et de sels de l'organisme - habituellement par la transpiration
  • Consommation insuffisante de liquides
  • Certaines maladies peuvent aussi provoquer un épuisement par la chaleur

Mesures préventives :

  • Éviter d'avoir trop chaud - faire des pauses fréquentes en cas de travail ou de divertissements à l'extérieur lors de chaleur intense.
  • Porter des vêtements et un chapeau de couleurs claires - ils réfléchissent la chaleur du soleil
  • Éviter le travail ardu ou les activités sportives lorsque la lumière du soleil est intense, de 10 h à 15 h
  • Boire beaucoup de liquides pendant la journée comme de l'eau, du jus ou des boissons pour sportifs (Gatorade)

Symptômes :

  • Mal de tête
  • Vision trouble
  • Nausée ou mal d'estomac
  • Vomissements
  • Atonie ou fatigue
  • Soif
  • Transpiration intense
  • Augmentation modérée de la température du corps

Traitement :

  • Placer la personne dans un endroit frais et sec
  • Faire allonger la personne et la laisser se reposer
  • Appliquer régulièrement de l'eau froide sur la peau
  • Éventer la peau mouillée
  • Faire boire des liquides comme de l'eau, du jus ou des boissons pour sportifs (Gatorade)
  • Appliquer de la glace sur la tête, la nuque, les aisselles et l'aine
  • Si la personne présente des signes de coup de chaleur, appeler le 9-1-1 immédiatement

Effects of Hot Weather

Prepare for hot weather to prevent heat-related illness and death. Our bodies take about two weeks to get used to sudden spikes in temperature. That is how people in hot climates and outdoor workers can tolerate extreme heat while others cannot. . Children, the elderly and the chronically ill are particularly vulnerable to the effects of heat.

Make sure that you and those you care for do not suffer unnecessarily during hot weather events. Check on those who may need help accessing air conditioning, such as the elderly and chronically ill, especially those who live in high-rise buildings. Watch for signs of

Take precautions during hot weather, have a look at our fact sheets or cool off during the heat by visiting some of these local places. Learn what to do during power outages in a heat wave

Dehydration

Dehydration is caused by the excessive loss of water and salts from the body due to illness or from prolonged exposure to heat. City of Ottawa Paramedics would like to remind you that severe dehydration can easily become a life-threatening condition for infants and the elderly.

Causes:

  • Severe sweating
  • Extreme heat
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Certain medication can cause the body to lose water, and, if not replenished, can accelerate the onset of dehydration

Preventing Dehydration:

  • Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day - more when sweating
  • Avoid strenuous work or sports activities during the intense sunlight hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What to look for:

  • Thirst
  • Dry skin
  • Fatigue
  • Light headedness
  • Confusion
  • Dry mouth (mucous membranes)
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased breathing rate
  • Less frequent urination

Treatment:

  • Move the person to a cool and dry place
  • Have the person lie down and rest
  • Have person drink fluids such as water, juice or sports drinks (Gatorade™)
  • Monitor the person - especially children and the elderly
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Heat exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is a non-life-threatening condition caused by the excessive loss of water and salts from the body due to prolonged exposure to extreme heat. City of Ottawa Paramedics remind you that continued exposure may lead to heat stroke, which is life-threatening. Young children and the elderly are most susceptible to heat exhaustion.

Causes:

  • Prolonged exposure to extreme heat
  • Loss of body water and salts - usually through sweating
  • Not drinking enough fluids
  • Certain illnesses will also cause heat exhaustion

Preventing Heat Exhaustion:

  • Keep cool - take frequent breaks when working or playing outdoors in extreme heat
  • Wear light-coloured clothes and hat - they reflect heat from the sun
  • Avoid strenuous work or sport activities during the intense sunlight hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day such as water, juice or sports drinks (Gatorade™)

What to look for:

  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea or upset stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Sluggishness or fatigue
  • Thirst
  • Profuse sweating
  • Moderate increase in body temperature

Treatment:

  • Move the person to a cool and dry place
  • Have the person lie down and rest
  • Apply cool water to skin and reapply often
  • Fan the wet skin
  • Have person drink fluids such as water, juice or sports drinks (Gatorade™)
  • Apply ice to head, neck, armpits and groin areas
  • If the person is showing signs of heat stroke call 9-1-1 immediately
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Heat stroke

Heat stroke is a life-threatening condition. City of Ottawa Paramedics would like to remind you to seek immediate medical attention if you, or someone you know is suffering from heat stroke. Heat stroke occurs when the body cannot cool itself, usually by sweating and the internal (core) temperature of the body becomes too high. Children, seniors, outdoor workers and sports enthusiasts are most susceptible to heat stroke.

Causes:

  • The inability of the body to cool itself after prolonged exposure to extreme heat

Preventing Heat Stroke:

  • Keep cool - take frequent breaks when working or playing outdoors in extreme heat
  • Wear light-coloured clothes and hat - they reflect heat from the sun
  • Avoid strenuous work or sports activities during the intense sunlight hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day such as water, juice or sports drinks (Gatorade™)
  • Do not drink caffeinated drinks or alcoholic beverages - they accelerate the effects of heat stroke

What to look for:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Disorientation, agitation or confusion
  • Sluggishness or fatigue
  • Seizures
  • Hot dry skin
  • Increased body (inner) temperature
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Hallucinations

Treatment:

  • Call 9-1-1 immediately - heat stroke can be deadly
  • Move the person to a cool and dry place
  • Apply cool water to skin and reapply often
  • Fan the wet skin
  • Apply ice to head, neck, armpits and groin areas
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Sun burn

Sunburn occurs when skin cells that are not protected from direct exposure to the sun are burned. Depending on the length of the skin's exposure the result can range from a mild burning sensation to severe blistering of the affected area. Research shows that repeated overexposure to the sun may lead to various forms of cancer including melanoma. Remember, there is no such thing as a healthy tan.

Causes:

  • Overexposure to the sun
  • Children and people with fair or freckled skin, blue eyes, and light-coloured or reddish hair are generally more susceptible to sunburns
  • Certain medications can cause the skin to burn quicker - talk to your pharmacist about what medications can cause this

Preventing Sunburn:

  • Stay in the shade and avoid the sun between 11 am and 4 pm when the UV Index is 3 or higher  
  • The sun’s harmful rays can get through fog, haze and light cloud cover
  • Apply sunscreen and lip balm with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) or 30 or more that protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Do not apply sunscreen to babies under 6 months
  • Wear a wide-brim hat to protect the face, ears and neck
  • Wear tightly woven clothing including long sleeved shirts and pants to minimize exposure to the sun
  • Pay special attention around water, snow and concrete - they all reflect the sun and will intensify its effects

What to look for:

  • Skin is red, tender and warm to touch
  • Blisters
  • Severe reactions such as fever, chills, nausea or rash
  • Fever or chills
  • Peeling skin several days later

Symptoms may not appear for several hours and the full effect of the burn may take up to 24 hours to occur.

Treatment:

  • Cool compresses, moistened wash cloths placed in freezer, or taking a cool bath will help minimize pain and swelling
  • Apply aloe gel if needed; avoid use of creams or lotions that can hold heat inside the skin or contain numbing medication (i.e. benzocaine or lidocaine). 
  • Pain medications such as Tylenol™ or Advil™ may help to reduce pain and swelling - never give Aspirin™ (ASA) to children
  • Severe sunburn requires medical attention, when in doubt consult your health care provider
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Beat the heat this Summer

When both temperature and humidity are high, it is hard for our bodies to cool down. The City of Ottawa has developed a plan to respond to community needs during extreme heat events.  Ottawa Public Health will issue heat warnings to raise awareness health risks and suggest ways people can cool off when Environment and Climate Change Canada issue a heat warning.  New health-based thresholds have been adopted for 2016.  A heat warning will be issued when daytime temperatures are expected to be warmer than 31oC and night time temperatures no cooler than 20oC or a humidex value of 40C are expected for two or more days. 

Try some of these cool suggestions…

Enjoy one of the City of Ottawa Outdoor or Indoor Pools, Splash Pads, Wading Pools or Beaches. When a heat advisory or warning is in effect, your local City of Ottawa pool will convert all lane swims to leisure swims. Stay cool and have fun! For daily beach swimming updates call 613-580-2424, ext. 13219 or look online at Ottawa.ca

Visit one of our 33 Ottawa Public Library branchesWhy not read a good book or surf the web in the air-conditioned comfort of the Ottawa Public Libraries? Call InfoService for branch locations and hours of operation at 613-580-2940.  

Visit City Hall or one of our Client-Service CentresYou will find artwork and lots of info on what the City has to offer as well as a place to cool down. City Hall is located at 110 Laurier Avenue West.

See a movie at Rainbow TheatresWhen a heat warning is in effect, Rainbow Theatres at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre offers affordable movie tickets. 

Protect Yourself and Help Others during Hot Weather

  • Drink plenty of water.   
  • Avoid heavy outdoor activity
  • Wear a hat, light and loose clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses when going outside.
  • Cool off in an air-conditioned room.
  • Talk with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are taking medications.  Some medicines like antidepressants and Parkinson’s disease medications make it harder to control body temperature.
  • Stay connected with people in your community who have a difficult time coping with hot weather and those who live alone. Check on them regularly.

City of Ottawa facilities with public access and air-conditioning

For facility hours please contact facility directly or call 3-1-1 for more information.

Type of Building

Building Name

Address

Phone Number

Administration Building

Cumberland/Centrum Municipal Office

255 Centrum Boulevard

3-1-1

Administration Building

Goulbourn Municipal Office

2135 Huntley Road

3-1-1

Administration Building

Kanata Client Services Centre

580 Terry Fox Drive

3-1-1

Administration Building

Osgoode Municipal Office - Metcalfe

8243 Victoria Street

3-1-1

Administration Building

Rideau Twp Satellite Office

2155 Roger Stevens Drive

3-1-1

Administration Building

100 Constellation

100 Constellation Crescent

3-1-1

Administration Building

Ben Franklin Place

101 Centrepointe Drive

3-1-1

Administration Building

Ottawa City Hall

110 Laurier Avenue West

3-1-1

Arena

Dulude Arena/CC

941 Clyde Avenue

613-798-1716

Arena

Jim Durrell Recreation Complex

1265 Walkey Road

613-247-4811

Arena

Fred G. Barrett Arena

3280 Leitrim Road

613-822-2175

Arena

J.B. Potvin Arena
no AC, however can sit in stands to cool off

813 Shefford Road

613-741-1537 -

Arena

Kanata Recreation Complex

100 Walter Baker Place

613-836-3122

Arena

Manotick Arena & CC

5572 Doctor Leach Drive

613-692-4772

Arena

Metcalfe CC & Larry Robinson Arena

2785 Eighth Line Road

613-821-1237

Arena

Navan Memorial Centre and Arena

1295 Colonial Road

613-835-2066

Arena

Osgoode Recreation Complex

5630 Osgoode Main Street

3-1-1

Arena

R.J. Kennedy Memorial Centre

1115 Dunning Road

613-833-2375

Arena

Richmond Arena & CC

6095 Perth Street

613-838-5423

Arena

Stittsville Arena & CC

10 Warner-Colpitts Lane

613-836-5941

Arena

Tom Brown: Arena

141 Bayview Road

613-798-8885

Community Building

Dunrobin Community Hall

1151 Thomas Dolan Parkway

613-832-3763

Community Building

Graham Park Community Building

25 Esquimault Avenue

3-1-1

Community Building

Greenboro Pavillion

14 Tapiola Crescent

613-580-2424, ext. 32643

Community Building

Huntley Community Hall

108 Juanita Avenue

613 839-2959

Community Building

Kenmore Community Hall

3242 Yorks Corner Road

613 580-2424, ext. 30655

Community Building

Old March Town Hall

821 March Road

613-580-2424, ext. 14371

Community Centre

Albion Heatherington CC

1560 Heatherington Road

613-247-4828

Community Centre

Alexander CC with Gym

960 Silver Street

613-798-8978

Community Centre

Alfred Taylor Rec Ctr.

2300 Community Way

613-489-3975

Community Centre

Beaverbrook Community Centre

2 Beaverbrook Drive

613-580-2424, ext. 14371

Community Centre

Bellevue Manor Community Centre

1485 Caldwell Avenue

613-798-8917

Community Centre

Canterbury Community Centre

2185 Arch Street

613-247-4869

Community Centre

Carleton Heights CC

1665 Apeldoorn Avenue

613-226-2208

Community Centre

Carlington Recreation Centre & Gym

1520 Caldwell Avenue

613 798-8920

Community Centre

Centre Richelieu Community Centre

300 Des Peres Blancs Avenue

613-580-2424 ext. 28464

Community Centre

Churchill Senior Recreation Centre

345 Richmond Road

613-798-8927

Community Centre

Constance Bay CC & Library

262 Len Purcell Street

613-832-1050

Community Centre

Cyrville CC

4355 Halmont Drive

613-748-1771

Community Centre

Dempsey CC with Gym

1895 Russell Road

613-247-4846

Community Centre

Eva James Community Centre with Gym

65 Stonehaven Drive

613-271-0712

Community Centre

Fisher Heights Community Place

31 Sutton Place

613 580-2424, ext. 41238

Community Centre

Fitzroy Harbour CC

100 Clifford Campbell Street

613-623-5241

Community Centre

Galetta Community Hall

119 Darwin Street

613-623-4579

Community Centre

Glebe Community Centre

175 Third Avenue

613-564-1058

Community Centre

Glen Cairn Community Centre

182 Morrena Road

613-580-2424, ext. 14371

Community Centre

Greely CC

1448 Meadow Drive

613-580-2424, ext. 30655

Community Centre

Greenboro CC with Gym & Library

363 Lorry Greenberg Drive

613-580-2805

Community Centre

Heron Rd Multi-Service Cntr.

1480 Heron Road

613-247-4808

Community Centre

Hunt Club Riverside CC with Gym

3320 Paul Anka Drive

613-260-1299

Community Centre

Huntley Community Mess Hall

3911 Carp Road

613-839-2959

Community Centre

March Central CC

1030 Riddell Drive

613 580-2424, ext. 14371

Community Centre

McNabb CC

435 Bronson Avenue

613-564-1070

Community Centre

Michele Heights CC with Gym

2955 Michele Drive

613-828-5100

Community Centre

Ottawa South Community Centre

260 Sunnyside Avenue

613-247-4946

Community Centre

Queenswood Heights Community Centre

1485 Duford Street

613-580-2424, ext. 29221

Community Centre

Rideauview Community Centre

4310 Shoreline Road

613-822-7887

Community Centre

Rockcliffe Park Library and CC

380 Springfield Road

613-842-8578

Community Centre

Routhier School CC With Gym

172 Guigues Avenue

613-244-4470

Community Centre

Roy G. Hobbs Community Centre

109 Larch Crescent

613-580-2424, ext. 29221

Community Centre

Sandy Hill Community Centre

250 Somerset Street E

613-564-1062

Community Centre

South Fallingbrook Community Centre

998 Valin Street

613-824-0633

Community Centre

Tanglewood Park Community Centre

30 Woodfield Drive

613-580-2424, ext. 41555

Community Centre

Vernon Recreation Centre

7950 Lawrence Street

613-580-2424, ext. 30655

Indoor Pool

Brewer Park Complex

100 Brewer Way

613-247-4938

Indoor Pool

Kanata Leisure & Wave Pool Centre

70 Aird Place

613-591-9283

Indoor Pool

Sawmill Creek Pool (AC in hall)

3380 D'Aoust Avenue

613-521-4092

Performing Arts Facility

Shenkman Arts Centre

245 Centrum Boulevard

613 580-2787

Public Library

Library: Alta Vista

2516 Alta Vista Drive

613-737-2837

Public Library

Library: Blackburn Hamlet

199 Glen Park Drive

613-824-6926

Public Library

Library: Carlingwood Branch

281Woodroffe Avenue

613-725-2449

Public Library

Library: Carp

3911 Carp Road

613-839-5412

Public Library

Library: Centennial

3870 Richmond Road

613-828-5142

Public Library

Library: Elmvale Acres

1910 Street Laurent Boulevard

613-738-0619

Public Library

Library: Emerald Plaza

1547 Merivale Road

613-224-7874

Public Library

Library: Greely

7010 Parkway Road

613-821-3609

Public Library

Library: Hazeldean

50 Castlefrank Road

613-836-1900

Public Library

Library: Main

120 Metcalfe Street

613-580-2945

Public Library

Library: Manotick

5499 South River Road

613-692-3854

Public Library

Library: Metcalfe

2782 Eighth Line Road

613-821-1330

Public Library

Library: Munster Hamlet

7749 Bleeks Road

613-838-2888

Public Library

Library: North Gloucester

2036 Ogilvie Road

613-748-4208

Public Library

Library: North Gower

6579 Fourth Line Road

613-489-3909

Public Library

Library: Orleans

1705 Orleans Boulevard

613-824-1962

Public Library

Library: Osgoode

5630 Osgoode Main Street

613-826-2227

Public Library

Library: Richmond

6240 Perth Street

613-838-2026

Public Library

Library: Rosemount

18 Rosemount Avenue

613-729-8664

Public Library

Library: Stittsville

1637 Stittsville Main Street

613-836-3381

Public Library

Library: Vernon

8682 Bank Street

613-821-3389

Recreation Complex

Dovercourt Recreation Complex

411 Dovercourt Avenue

613-798-8950

Recreation Complex

Goulbourn Rec Complex

1500 Shea Road

613-580-2532

Recreation Complex

J.C. Mlacak Centre

2500 Campeau Drive

613-580-2424 ext. 33251

Recreation Complex

Jack Purcell Rec Complex

320 Jack Purcell Lane

613-564-1050

Recreation Complex

Lowertown Complex

40 Cobourg Street

613-244-4406

Recreation Complex

Nepean Sportsplex

1701 Woodroffe Avenue

613-580-2828

Recreation Complex

Bob MacQuarrie - Orléans Recreation Complex

1490 Youville Drive

613-824-0819

Recreation Complex

Pinecrest Recreation Complex

2240 Torquay Avenue

613-828-3118

Recreation Complex

Plant Bath Recreation Centre

930 Somerset Street West

613-232-3000

Recreation Complex

Ray Friel Recreation Complex

1585 Tenth Line Road

613-830-2747

Recreation Complex

St Laurent/Don Gamble Complex

515-525 Cote Street

613-742-6767

Recreation Complex

Walter Baker Sports Centre

100 Malvern Drive

613-580-2788

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For more information call Ottawa Public Health Information at 613-580-6744.

Fan facts

DO…

  • use your fan in or next to a window, box fans are best
  • use a fan to bring in the cooler air from outside
  • use your fan by plugging it directly into the wall outlet
  • if you need an extension cord, it should be CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approved

DON’T…

  • don’t use a fan in a closed room without windows or doors open to the outside
  • don’t believe that fans cool air. They don’t. They just move the air around. Fans keep you cool by evaporating your sweat.
  • don’t use a fan to blow extremely hot air on yourself. This can cause heat exhaustion to happen faster

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